YO International PSK31 Contest – 2008
Purpose: to work as many stations as possible on the 80m band, and popularizing of digital modes, especially PSK31, between YO and foreign hams.
Organizator: YO5CRQ, & Sport Club of Baia Mare city, Radio section – YO5KAD.
Sponsor: YO5CRQ. Others are welcome…
Date: third Friday of November every year – 21 November in 2008.
Time: 16.00 – 22.00 UTC.
Bands: 80m band only (3570…3590 kHz).
- Transmitters with maximum 50W output power. Note: the summary sheet must contain declaration of the power level used in the contest, absence of this resulting in disqualifying of the station.
- for stations working from YO: RST + serial number beginning with 001 + county abbreviation
- for stations working from outside YO: RST + serial number beginning with 001 + DXCC prefix
- each contact with YO stations counts 2 (two) points
- each contact with stations outside YO counts 1 (one) point
- dupe QSOs counts 0 (zero) points
Multipliers: each different YO county worked + each different DXCC entity worked.
A valid contact means that correct QSO data is present in the logs of both stations, within a 5 minute error limit.
Score: total valid QSO points x sum of multipliers.
Awards: Stations classified as 1st, 2nd, 3rd place receives a trophy and award. All participants with at least 10 valid QSOs receives a participation award. For at least 20 valid QSOs with YO stations you can apply for the PSK31YO award which cost is 8 lei for YO hams and 4 USD for hams outside YO.
Final scores: will be posted on the website http://www.yo5crq.ro .
Entries: your logs must show your callsign, details of stations worked - callsign, date, time (UTC), exchange sent and received. The summary sheet must contain the operator’s name and callsign, the operation QTH during the contest (for portable or mobile stations), mailing address, and claimed score.
The best way to send your logs is via email to yo5crq @ gmail.com (remove spaces). Two files are required: a plain ASCII text file with log data, and another text file - summary with the details above. All entries must be received within 15 days after the contest.
You can send paper logs to the following address, not later then 15 days after the contest (postal stamp date):
P.O. Box 220
RO-430281 Baia Mare
A list of received logs will be posted on the website http://www. yo5crq.ro updated frequently. If your log does not appear on the page within a few days after submission (lost emails?), please signal this fact via email to yo5crq @ gmail.com (remove spaces) to avoid missing from the classification.
All entries are subject to verification. The organizers has the right to disqualify entries not in accordance with these rules, or which are contrary to the spirit of the contest.
List of YO counties:
Good luck to everybody!
Zoli / YO5CRQ